Rules of the Dojo
Aikido is a Martial Art, a discipline for training mind, body and spirit. Proper attitude of respect, sincerity and modesty are essential to learn this beautiful art.
Aikido Dojos follow certain rules of proper conduct. Even they are all different they have similarities.
Etiquette is part of the training in Aikido. All students should learn and act correctly following these rules to have a better practice atmosphere for the study of the art.
Punctuality is very important. Try to be in time for class.
When entering or leaving the Dojo, you should make a respectful bow toward the Kamiza or front of the Dojo.
Keep your training uniform clean and neat.
Clean your hands and feet before class and keep your nails clean and trimmed.
Remove all jewelry before practicing.
Treat everyone as you would like them to treat you. Treat them with respect, courtesy and kindness.
During class, talking with other students should be kept to a minimum.
It is important for all students to maintain the Dojo as clean as possible. Do your best to help clean the Dojo.
Pay your membershipon time, avoid late fees.
Enjoy the class.